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PBS
Dec 6, 2013 3:00pm PST
the jobs front about a divide in the u.s. economy: the labor market seems to be getting stronger once again. yet for many on the lower end of the income ladder, the big gap in wages is sparking a budding movement. we begin with economics correspondent paul solman on the unemployment rate's drop to a five-year low, even as many jobless americans face more difficult times ahead. the story is part of paul's coverage on making sense of financial news. >> reporter: the latest snapshot of the nation's jobs situation-- showing 203,000 positions added in november, and a jobless rate of 7% was even rosier than anticipated. we asked northeastern university economist barry bluestone what he made of the numbers. >> on balance this was a good report today. over 200,000 people are back to work. we've brought the unemployment rate down from 7.3% to 7%. that's all good news. of course many of those were federal employees coming back to work after furlough, but we had some good news about manufacturing employment, construction employment, pretty much across the board. so in general this is good news plus o
PBS
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: nelson mandela's death was formally announced late today by south africa's current president jacob zuma. he expressed the country's love and sense of loss for their iconic leader, often referred to, out of respect, by his clan name, madiba. >> our beloved mandela, thefounr democratic nation, has departed. he passed on peacefully, in the company of his family, around 2050, on the 5th of december, 2013. he is now resting. he is now at peace. is our nation has lost -- our nation has lost its greatest son. our people have lost a father. although we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish our sen
PBS
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm PST
for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: the president sought to shift the focus today, away from what's gone wrong with implementing the health care law to what's gone right. he said the benefits are being overlooked amid problems with the web site and policy cancellations. but insurers still warn they're getting unusable data. we'll have a full report on the president's new p.r. push right after the news summary. >> the university of notre dame over the healthcare law's mandate to cover birth control for students and employees. school officials went to court today arguing they are being forced to violate roman catholic teachings, a federal judge
PBS
Dec 2, 2013 3:00pm PST
are ringing and merchants are singing online and in the mall, but how's the economy really doing this holiday season? jeffrey brown explores that question. >> brown: 131 million americans- - more than a third of the country-- are expected to shop online before this day is out. that's according to the national retail federation. and brad wilson at the coupon site bradsdeals.com, says a lot is riding on that prediction. >> this day is the single largest e-commerce day all year round. it's so important for the retailers to be competitive. >> brown: in fact, holiday cyber shopping is already well under way. the analytic firm com-score says online sales for thanksgiving weekend were up 17% from last year, helped by greater use of mobile devices. at the same time, the retail federation estimates that total spending over the weekend, including brick-and-mortar stores, was actually down nearly 3% from last year. a record 141 million people went shopping, but the average shopper spent nearly 4% less than a year ago, partly due to deep discounts. some big retailers-- wal-mart and macy's, for example--
PBS
Dec 9, 2013 3:00pm PST
and make a difference to our economy and to our nation. >> are they making a choice to ignore liberal arts or to move away from liberal arts or traditionally-- majors, i guess, that women have traditionally pursued in favor of stem? >> well, i think that, let me begin by saying that spellman college-- spelman college is in many ways a traditional liberal arts college in that we emphasize the skills that come from a strong liberal arts education. critical thinking, problem-solving, quantitative reasoning, communication skills. but certainly a third of our students come with an interest in moving into science. they may be thinking about health careers, initially. but once they start to explore biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, engineering, they see a wider range of options. and i think that's one of the things about spelman, that when they come to spelman they are exposed to faculty who represent a very diverse group of faculty, men and women, 52% of our stem faculty are women. a third of them are women of color. so that they're a broad range of role models and they see that the
PBS
Dec 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
and good night. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at carnegie.org. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> this is bbc world news america. funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation. knewman's own foundation giving charity and o pursuing the common good for over 30 years and union bank. >> this is bbc world news america reporting from washington. biden gets a warm welcome in beijing, but he doesn't get on a to back down territorial dispute. relations tonight are tense. >>> hundreds of thousands of people are running away from central african repu
Search Results 0 to 10 of about 11 (some duplicates have been removed)